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You can create this scrappy Log Cabin tote from 5” squares in just a weekend. What a great way to use up even your smallest scraps of fabric. You don’t need to be a quilter to follow this pattern and create this log-cabin block for this bag pattern – it’s really easy to piece the design and no actual quilting is necessary unless you really want to!
This is a great scrap buster, or you can make it from purchased charm square packs too for a pretty and fully co-ordinated look.
When you have finished making your Mini Log Cabin Bag it will measure approximately 8 ½” by 9 ½” by 1 ½”.
What you will need to make the Mini Log Cabin Bag:-
- Two 5″ squares red print (blocks) [Check here on Fabric.com for some pretty charm squares],
- Eighteen 5″ squares total assorted cream prints and light blue prints (blocks),
- Eighteen 5″ squares total assorted dark blue prints and black prints (blocks, handles),
- 2x 5″ squares blue (handles),
- 3⁄8 of a yard of lining print,
- 3⁄8 of a yard of thin batting,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
Find the full instructions for the log cabin bag here
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